Screen Your Teenager For Autism Online
Autism is part of a group of developmental disabilities known as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) which includes autism and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). Teenagers with autism handle information in their brain differently than other people. A teenager with autism may talk, interact, behave, and learn in different ways. Autism can range from being mild to severe. About 1 in 110 kids in the U.S. has autism. Boys are 4 times more likely than girls to have autism.
If you are concerned about the way your teenager interacts with others, learns, speaks, or acts, take this screening test for adolescents aged 12-15 designed by the Autism Research Center at the University of Cambridge. You'll get a good idea of how your teen compares to other teenagers in terms of showing signs and symptoms of autism. If you or your doctor think your teenager may have a problem, ask to see a specialist who is an expert in diagnosing autism such as a developmental pediatrician, psychologist or neurologist and share this result.
Reference and Credits: Baron-Cohen S, Hoekstra RA, Knickmeyer R, Wheelwright S. The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ)—Adolescent Version. J Autism Dev Disord. 2006;36:343-350.
DISCLAIMER: We are not endorsed or associated with the Autism Research Center. They clearly indicate that their tools are posted online for use in academic research purposes. None of them are diagnostic: No single score on any of these tests or questionnaires indicates that an individual has an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. Never ignore professional medical advice in treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, dial 911.
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